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Singapore: No information from Malaysia of STS hub project, says MFA

08 Apr 2019

Singapore did not receive any communication or information from Malaysia about the construction of a new ship to ship (STS) fuel oil and marine gas oil (MGO) facility at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Johor, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (6 April).

It was responding to a comment by Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that Singapore has been informed about the project between Hutchison Port Holdings Limited and KA Petra Sdn Bhd.

“The Government of Singapore has not received any communication or information from Malaysia related to the development of a ship-to-ship transfer hub in the Straits of Johor by KA Petra Sdn Bhd and Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd,” said a MFA spokesperson.

“We are seeking more information from Malaysia on the project, including its precise location, as well as any potential implications this project has on Malaysia’s bilateral and international obligations, including on safety of navigation in the area and its potential transboundary environmental impact.

“Singapore has requested such information from Malaysia in order to assess its implications for Singapore.”

An earlier Facebook post by Malaysian group Gerakan Muafakat (Unity Movement), shared by Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, stated the Johor State government not recognising the project.

Related: Malaysia: Johor state government ‘aware’ of STS venture, says PM
RelatedMalaysia: Johor fuel oil/MGO STS hub venture meets political hurdle
RelatedMalaysia: Hutchison Port Holdings eyes Johor fuel oil/MGO STS hub

Published: 8 April

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